The Walking Dead #34

The Walking Dead #34

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Charlie Adlard Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 28, 2007 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 1
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Safe for now... but for HOW LONG... and at what cost?

  • 8.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Feb 4, 2007

    The previous issue of this series garnered a fair amount of negative reaction, as many readers didn't care for an extended and gruesome torture scene. Personally, I thought it was a natural extension of the plotlines we've seen so far and the overall theme of personal survival versus the maintenance of social order and ethics, a theme that's been integral to this series overall. With this issue, Kirkman wisely brings the story down to a more grounded and personal level, giving the readers a break from the nastiness of the previous episode. Still, he doesn't ignore what happened either; Michonne's story arc within the larger group now shifts from a mysterious tone to a grave, suspicious one. There's also plenty of zombie-killing action in this issue, which also serves as a catharsis and welcome change of pace after all of the human-on-human violence that came in the last story arc. Adlard's art is strong and a little detailed in tone than we've seen before, and he handles the action in Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ariel Carmona Jr. Feb 5, 2007

    After a less than stellar effort last month, The Walking Dead returns with a strong rebound issue. Despite the fact the cover by Adlard and Rathburn is a bit misleading, this was a fun read which is what I have come to expect from this title. I also appreciate the fact Rathburn is turning some very cool back covers instead of giving us another advertisement. A reader in the letters column says that The Walking Dead is treating some of the reoccuring characters as sacred cows, immune to death and tragedy. This issue proves that may not be the case. Read Full Review

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